November PAS NEWS

11/5/2022

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Pickerington's Mayor Shows Support for Nov. 8 Bond Issue


Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray endorsed Pickerington Schools' bond issue during the regular Board of Education meeting on Oct. 24. Mayor Gray told the audience, "I generally don't get out in front of tax issues because I think it is a very personal issue. But on this one, I think this is a very important point in Pickerington's history. We need to get this right and we need to get it going. Because even after you pass it, it's going to take awhile for this to build out and it does affect the kid's performance and attitude."


"It's a great opportunity for our community," Gray continued. "If my friends are on the borderline, I want them to know I am 100% behind this."


You can watch Mayor Gray's full speech in the board meeting recording on our PLSD Communications YouTube channel, beginning at timecode 8:18. Thanks Mayor Gray for your support!


If passed on Nov. 8, the district’s capital plan, which includes the proceeds from the $89.930 million bond issue, will be used to:


  • Build a new junior high school that can house up to 1,300 students
  • Renovate all of Ridgeview Junior High to convert to a building holding separate kindergarten to fourth grade elementary and fifth to sixth grade middle schools; this creates an eighth elementary school that will house about 450 elementary students, and a fourth middle school that will house about 450 middle school students
  • Add 24 additional classrooms at Central High School housing up to 650 students; upgrade the cafeteria, expanding capacity by 200 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Add 18 additional classrooms to North High School housing up to 470 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Renovate and upgrade multiple elementary schools to accommodate growth, making room for up to 375 additional students
More details about the bond issue can be found on our Nov. 8 Bond Issue Information webpage. Information about voting is available at the Vote Ohio website. Absentee and in-person voting is underway now and election day is just a week away — Nov. 8!

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TBD - Coming soon

Stay tuned to the newest updates and information on our District Website:

Quick Note

Weekend H.O.P.E. packs of food are available upon request to Mrs. Hurd, email/call: michelle_hurd@plsd.us or (614)830-2793.

Students will receive them each Friday to take home with them.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!!!

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Language Assistance Programs

Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.



भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:

Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्



Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.

Meals

By now you have probably heard that Congress didn't renew the pandemic waivers that were in place for SY 2021-2022. We have been patiently waiting to see if they would reverse their decision but it looks like that isn't going to happen. One of the waivers was that reimbursable meals would be free for everyone. Because this waiver hasn't been renewed, only students who qualify as free will continue to receive free meals. I know that this will cause a decrease in breakfast participation across the district.


Last year we had some buildings that picked up breakfast at grab and go stations or were delivered to the classroom. Because everyone was free we were able to hand out breakfast outside of the cafeteria and use tally sheets to record meals served. This school year we need to ring students through the POS system to track free, reduced and full pay students like we did before COVID.

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Reminders and Tips


Below is how you can sign up for the text alerts, & this is important to do so because of how information is sent out, parents can sign up too!


Remind101: - Please enter code for your graduating class. We will also send information and updates through the remind 101 system.


Text to: 81010


Seniors = @pas23

Juniors= @pas24

Sophmores=@pas25


APEX Course Tips

*If you score below 60% on any quizzes, you will need to retake those before taking the test.

(Please speak with your content teacher on specific Coursework Details)



Grades are calculated as 80% tests and 20% quizzes and study guides. Therefore, if you do not pass your tests, you will not pass the class. Please keep in mind that the grade you see on APEX may not always be accurate. Students should reach out to content teacher for updated grades.




Parents/Guardians

In order to see what assignments your student has completed, go to the home screen in APEX and click on the percent grade next to the course name. This will show you a list of all assignments, and the date completed. The assignments that say custom are teacher created materials. You should ask your student to show you daily/weekly.



Graduation Plans

Each student HAS a graduation plan that is created when they are enrolled at PAS. These plans are shared with students and are shared with parents/guardians. Please contact our school counselor Michelle Hurd for graduation plan details. (michelle_hurd@plsd.us)

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PLANNING FOR THE SCHOOL DAY


  • Provide a reusable water bottle for your student- We do not provide cups.
  • Reach out to our school counselor, Michelle Hurd, for any resources and support
  • Ensure that your contact information and emergency contacts are up-to-date in Infinite Campus
  • Make sure that all devices (chromebooks) are fully charged and ready for the work day
  • Please have students bring headphones as needed. (some can be provided)

Quick Information for our Enrollments

If your student is experiencing password issues or other technology problems, please have them visit the district website "Technology Troubleshooting Password Help" page https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/quickly-reset-your-students-password/


Apex Student Introduction

https://www.brainshark.com/1/player/apexlearning?fb=0&r3f1=&custom=sgs_courses


Student Progress

PAS Staff will generate academic reports sent home weekly throughout the school year. Academic reports are designed to give students and parents information on their performance. This includes: academic performance, effort, ability to work independently, attendance, and classroom observation.


How to access Apex

To access the course, you will log into your student classlink account, which will allow you to access APEX. Once you are in APEX, you will see the Apex logo on the home screen.

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